March 2018 Newsletter

Milk Price, Carbery Trees, Carbery Survey 2018, Teagasc West Cork Breeding Event, New Milk Login & Milk App

15 March 2018

Milk Price

The milk price for the month of February has been reduced by 2.0 cpl. This brings the price for February to 35.61 cpl (161.88 cents per gallon) at 3.60% butterfat and 3.30% protein, including Winter Somatic Cell Count (SCC) bonus of 0.88 cpl and VAT at 5.4%.

The average price paid for the month is 38.37 cents per litre. This is based on the average butterfat of 4.18% and protein of 3.32%, including SCC bonus and VAT.

Carbery Trees

The Carbery Trees scheme is now finalised and each supplier’s allocation of trees is available for collection at their local branch.

Suppliers are encouraged to collect their trees promptly after receiving the text as they will be handed over to local communities if unclaimed after 2 weeks.

Carbery Survey 2018

The Carbery Survey to establish the increase in milk supply in West Cork up to 2025 can still be completed online.

Carbery require this information to ensure the increase in processing capacity planned for the future matches the increase in milk supply in West Cork. Completed forms can still be returned to the Central Office.

Teagasc West Cork Breeding Event

Wednesday April 4th in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery at 8pm


  • Morgan O'Sullivan of Teagasc Moorepark will give an update on the Next Generation Herd in Kilworth, which is a trial where high genetic merit holstein fresians are compared with the national average holstein fresians.
  • ICBF will discuss the importance of selecting teams of bulls for breeding, what bull targets should be set, and will give an overview of their new sire advice program
  • Terry Dillon of Munster AI will speak on the importance of milk recording as a decision-making tool

KT Dairy Approved Event

All are Welcome

New Milk Login & Milk App


Drinagh have now merged the retail login and dairy supplier portal on the Drinagh website. The result is that all online information relating to trading and milk supply is now available under the same login, the "Online Services" login. The dairy supplier portal is no longer been updated and will be removed from the website. To coincide with this the Society is launching its new mobile milk App this month. Instructions for downloading and using the app follow in the newsletter.

New Drinagh MilkedIn Mobile App


1. Downloading the App

You can download the MilkedIn Mobile App from the Google Play Store (Android) and App Store (iPhones). Alternatively, you can follow the links on the Drinagh Co-operative website:

Note: You must have an Account Registered with Drinagh Co-operative’s Self Service to use the App. You will use the same Account Number and Password to sign into the Milk Mobile App.

If you require any assistance please contact Caroline Buttimer on 028 30800

2. Login to Drinagh Co-operative Milk Mobile App

Once you have the app downloaded, you can sign in using your 6 digit Co-op Account Number and Password. You will also need to enter server:

Note: You will only need to sign into the App the first time you download it.


When you have successfully logged into the app, you may be asked if you would like to receive Notifications. These will be used to communicate your new Quality Results when they are available on the app.

3. Navigation of Milk Mobile App

After signing into the app, you will have access to a list of options that are all available through the menu button in the top left corner of the screen.

When you press this button, it will take you to the main menu where you can select any of the below options:


HOME - Displays your most recent and current months’ collections and test results

Milk Collections - Displays Collections by Period for current year and previous years

Quality Results - Displays Quality results by Period and Test Type

Solids - Displays Total kgs, Butterfat kgs, and Protein Kgs

Financials - Displays cent per litre and Payment Value per period. User can drilldown to the detail relating to that payment

Comparison - Provides user with ability to do a yearly comparison on milk data.